July 1940

Architecture of the Kidney in Chronic Bright's Disease.

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By Jean Oliver. Price, $10. Pp. 256, with 112 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(1):292-293. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190130302016

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Oliver has brought together his studies on the structure of the chronically diseased kidney. Many have been published previously in articles appearing since 1930 in the medical literature. The author correlates these numerous publications and adds data previously unpublished. The book is divided into eight chapters, the contents of which are suggested by the titles, which follow: Introduction, The Two Architectural Units of Chronic Bright's Disease, The Morphology of the Abnormal Nephron, The Aglomerular Nephrons of Terminal Bright's Disease, The Transformation of the Arterial System in Terminal Bright's Disease, Factors Responsible for the Regressive Alterations of the Kidney Parenchyma in Bright's Disease, The Pattern of the Kidney in Bright's Disease and Epicrisis and Prolegomenon. The discussions are accompanied by fine illustrations, including excellent photomicrographs showing sections and nephron dissections of diseased kidneys. The dissections present the third dimensional aspect of the diseased renal parencyma. This is particularly well presented

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